Category Archives: Criminal Justice

EU accession process needs security rethink

As Bosnia-Herzegovina begins the slow process of joining the European Union, QCEA has published a paper arguing that little progress will be made until the EU better matches the security requirements it places upon Bosnia to the real needs of

EU accession process needs security rethink

As Bosnia-Herzegovina begins the slow process of joining the European Union, QCEA has published a paper arguing that little progress will be made until the EU better matches the security requirements it places upon Bosnia to the real needs of

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Black Lives Matter in Europe

Black Lives Matter* activists visited Europe last week to share their experience of anti-racism campaigning in the US. They hoped to learn about, and encourage, efforts to address racism in Europe. Their visit was organised by the International Fellowship of

Black Lives Matter in Europe

Black Lives Matter* activists visited Europe last week to share their experience of anti-racism campaigning in the US. They hoped to learn about, and encourage, efforts to address racism in Europe. Their visit was organised by the International Fellowship of

Imprisoned without good cause: Pre-trial detention in the EU

Almost 500,000 people are imprisoned in European Union Member States. One quarter of these (120,000 people) have not yet had a trial to judge their guilt or innocence: they are in pre-trial detention. QCEA has published a background paper to

Imprisoned without good cause: Pre-trial detention in the EU

Almost 500,000 people are imprisoned in European Union Member States. One quarter of these (120,000 people) have not yet had a trial to judge their guilt or innocence: they are in pre-trial detention. QCEA has published a background paper to

Looking deeper within: Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy

The European Union’s Internal Security Strategy outlines how the EU seeks to address transnational crime and security challenges, which include terrorism and organised crime. The Strategy was agreed by the European Council (heads of government of each EU Member State)

Looking deeper within: Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy

The European Union’s Internal Security Strategy outlines how the EU seeks to address transnational crime and security challenges, which include terrorism and organised crime. The Strategy was agreed by the European Council (heads of government of each EU Member State)

Britain may Sell its Shares in Peace

Despite having been a pioneering signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, the UK is considering withdrawing and damaging the entire basis of the Rule of Law on the European continent.

Britain may Sell its Shares in Peace

Despite having been a pioneering signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, the UK is considering withdrawing and damaging the entire basis of the Rule of Law on the European continent.

A Culture of Peace — The Council of Europe has a Part to Play

In May 2014 Macedonia experienced street violence in its capital, Skopje. The violence continued for only two days and did not spread to other parts of the country. Like many European cities, Skopje is home to communities with a variety

A Culture of Peace — The Council of Europe has a Part to Play

In May 2014 Macedonia experienced street violence in its capital, Skopje. The violence continued for only two days and did not spread to other parts of the country. Like many European cities, Skopje is home to communities with a variety

Targeted Action Needed to Tackle Racism

Following last month’s blog on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and their resolution on Racism in European Policing, QCEA examines what is needed to reduce racism in policing. In January QCEA attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the

Targeted Action Needed to Tackle Racism

Following last month’s blog on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and their resolution on Racism in European Policing, QCEA examines what is needed to reduce racism in policing. In January QCEA attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the

Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a system in which one EU Member State can ask another EU Member State to deliver a suspect to face trial, a witness to be questioned, or a person convicted to serve a sentence.

Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a system in which one EU Member State can ask another EU Member State to deliver a suspect to face trial, a witness to be questioned, or a person convicted to serve a sentence.

Transitional Justice and Gender Sensitivity: Challenges and Opportunities

Transitional Justice is a range of mechanisms and processes to allow a society to come to terms with a legacy of past human rights abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice, and achieve reconciliation within and between communities and

Transitional Justice and Gender Sensitivity: Challenges and Opportunities

Transitional Justice is a range of mechanisms and processes to allow a society to come to terms with a legacy of past human rights abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice, and achieve reconciliation within and between communities and